Have a ton of leftover mashed potatoes after the holidays? That’s great, because there are so many ways to use them!
We’ve compiled this list of easy Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes for you to try. You’ll find quick weeknight dinners, tasty breakfasts, fun party appetizers and so much more.
There’s such a variety of dishes, you’ll never have to wonder “what to make with leftover mashed potatoes?” again.
Cook your way through all of these leftover mashed potato recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites…
Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes:
Stamppot – Now here’s a twist on your mashed potatoes! This national dish of the Netherlands is a comfort food you need in your life.
Leftover mashed potatoes are combined with other veggies and topped with smoked sausage, stamppot is a simple and humble dish. But somehow this flavor combination works perfectly.
2. Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes
These Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes sooo good. Diced leftover ham is mixed with mashed potatoes and cheese, then dredged in flour and fried. You’ll want to keep popping these treats in your mouth!
3. Shepherds Pie
You’re going to love this cozy shepherd’s pie. Tender lamb or beef and veggies in a hearty gravy, then all is topped off with mashed potatoes. Great comfort food!
Colcannon is one of the most famous Irish recipes. Mashed potatoes and cabbage, it’s a great comfort food side dish!
Pierogi are a famous Polish appetizer. They are stuffed dumplings filled with cheesy mashed potatoes and onion, boiled and then fried in butter, topped with bacon, more onions, and sour cream. It’s a great use for leftover mashed potatoes.
6. Meatball Casserole
This looks absolute delicious. This made-from-scratch Meatball Casserole with creamy mashed potatoes is a big time crowd-pleaser – juicy meatballs with a homemade marinara sauce over creamy leftover mashed potatoes with lots of cheesy goodness! Should I say more?
7. Irish Boxty
Boxty, or potato cakes, are super easy to make and are great as a snack, appetizer or side dish. Great use for leftover mashed potatoes!
8. Aloo Tiki
Aloo Tiki are flavorful fried patties made of mashed potatoes, peas and plenty of Indian seasonings. They’re great appetizers when you want something unique on your spread.
9. Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
Looking to use leftover potatoes to make a lovely recipe that will melt in your mouth? Try these awesome loaded mashed potato balls. They are crunchy, crispy, and creamy, and they’re a creative form of mashed potatoes that you will love.
10. Mashed Potato Soup
A great way of retaining the classic flavor of a recipe while also making it different is by turning into soup, and that’s exactly what this mashed potato soup does! It only uses six different ingredients, and it comes together in under thirty minutes.
11. Ham and Mashed Potato Casserole
Maybe you have leftover mashed potatoes and ham? Perfect! This casserole uses both, and it’s a comfort food dish everyone in the family will love!
12. Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi
Speaking of not using many ingredients, this leftover mashed potato gnocchi uses a shockingly low amount, only three ingredients! It’s just flour, eggs, and leftover mashed potatoes. They’re soft, fluffy, and melt in your mouth.
13. Hachis Parmentier (French Beef and Potato Casserole)
Hachis Parmentier is like a French version of shepherd’s pie. Layered mashed potatoes and beef are topped with cheese before baking. Pure comfort food.
14. Rellenos De Papa (Picadillo-Studded Potato Fritters)
Papas Rellenas is very popular appetizer in Latin countries. They are mashed potato croquettes stuffed with flavorful picadillo (ground beef hash). They are fried to golden perfection on the outside while still creamy on the inside. Meat and potatoes join together to form the perfect appetizer!
15. Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and Squeak is a typical British way to use up potatoes and cabbage leftover from roast. The two are mashed together, then fried into a patty. Everything is topped off with crumbled bacon and a cooked egg.
16. Mashed Potato Waffles
Here’s a fun way to use your leftover mashed potatoes, and make a delicious breakfast. With just a few added ingredients, you can turn your holiday leftovers into the most delicious savory waffles. How cool!
17. Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole
Doesn’t that picture just scream “comfort food”? A meatloaf base is topped with creamy leftover mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon. Everyone will want to go back for seconds with this one!
18. Mashed Potato Cinnamon Rolls
Looking to make something sweet? These cinnamon rolls are the answer! These mashed potato cinnamon rolls are super fluffy and taste great.
19. Loaded Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole
Loaded Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole is a great recipe! Loaded with bacon and gooey cheese, this takes your leftover side dish and makes it into an even better side dish!
20. Potato Bread
If you’ve never tried potato bread, now it the time! It has a great flavor and texture, and makes the perfect sandwich bread.
So there you go, twenty leftover mashed potato recipes. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will you make first?
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- 4 lbs potatoes
- 1.25 cups milk, warmed
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into same size pieces and place them in a large pot full of cold water.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and mash them by hand. Add in warm milk a little at a time, melted butter, salt and pepper and keep on mashing until smooth.
- Taste and season. Stir in parsley and add additional butter on top before serving.
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